John M. Dinkler, MD, PhD, FACC

Dr. Dinkler completed his undergraduate studies in the sunny state of California, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC Davis. He obtained a dual MD/MPH at Boston University and then stayed in Boston for his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Golden State beckoned his return for a cardiology fellowship, where he trained at UCLA and also did advanced research in Health Policy, obtaining a PhD at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.

In addition to caring for patients in the office, Dr. Dinkler enjoys performing transesophageal echocardiograms and cardioversions (specialized procedures to evaluate the heart and restore a normal rhythm). Dr. Dinkler cares for people of all backgrounds and is (mostly) fluent in Spanish.


Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, CA
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certified Nuclear Cardiology
Testamur Echocardiography

Hospital Affiliations

MidState Medical Center, Meriden, CT
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Professional Affiliations

Member, American College of Cardiology
Member, American Heart Association

 Fun Facts: 

  • Dr. Dinkler resides with his wife and two children in New Haven, CT.
  • His wife is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Yale University and the two enjoy conversations in all things philosophical/ religious. 
  • In his spare time, Dr. Dinkler enjoys cooking and exercising. He’s an avid runner and competes in a few half marathons each year.